Opportunities for Recent grads at the National Library of Medicine

Eligibility: Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have graduated on or after 12/27/10

NIH Pathways Recent Graduates Program

Subject: National Library of Medicine recruiting for multiple position(s); Bethesda, MD

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), located on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting recent library science graduates to fill entry level librarian or information science positions. The positions offer a unique opportunity to work at the world’s largest biomedical library, with a mission of acquiring, organizing, and disseminating the biomedical knowledge for the benefit of the public’s health.

Positions are available in:

Health Services Research, Public Health and Health Information Technology

· Engage with the public health and health services research communities in order to create and manage health information resources that serve their needs

· Support development of knowledge and information resources to promote interoperable exchange of data and information using standardized vocabularies and codesets, standardized survey tools and assessment instruments, and common data elements and measures

Technical Services

· Assist with acquisition of materials for the NLM collection and management of licensed electronic resources

· Apply medical subject headings and supplemental metadata to citations from specialized scientific and technical materials

Preservation; Digital Preservation; Rare Book Cataloging

· Provide proper management, preservation and care of historical and non-historical collections, including monographs, serials, archives, manuscripts, oral histories, prints, photographs, posters, ephemera, motion pictures, video recordings, sound recordings, and other materials

· Participate in digital technology, digital imaging and preservation of analog and digital formats

· Cataloging of rare books in the NLM’s History of Medicine Division

Consumer Health

· Organize consumer health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness, in both English and Spanish through MedlinePlus, the NLM consumer health web site

Web Site Development and Social Media

· Support site development, or new responsive web design for MedlinePlus

· Contribute to social media initiatives of NLM

Data and Literature Management

· Design qualitative and quantitative assessments of tools and processes used in the indexing of biomedical literature

· Provide technical and research support for automated (machine-assisted) indexing initiatives involving biomedical literature

· Assist with data content review and editing of bibliographic citations, including HTML or XML tagging and metadata application, to ensure data quality and consistency

· Test and evaluate NLM search systems, including the content in the systems and the interfaces used to access the systems.

Communication & Outreach

· Research and write articles for internal and external publications

· Assist with tours, digital signage and other outreach activities

· Assist in developing social media strategies and content

Pay: GS-9 level with a pay rate of $52,146

Benefits: health insurance, and other benefits

Eligibility: Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have graduated on or after 12/27/10

Apply through USAJobs at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/360145900

Open until February 27, 2014

NLM is participating in the NIH Pathways Recent Graduates Program. NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.


Kathel Dunn

Associate Fellowship Coordinator

National Library of Medicine



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